Industry Practices

Energy & Natural Resources
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  • Providing employment

Energy & Natural Resources

The Energy & National Resources Practice works with organisations involved in the extraction and harnessing of natural resources

The resulting products and services, particularly energy generation, are critical to a sustainable energy economy which requires major commitments to both energy efficiency and renewable energy. 

Wilbury Stratton’s clients in the practice include Oil & Gas and Utilities companies, and organisations involved in Mining.  We also work with the industry’s suppliers and consultancies supporting the sector.

Companies in the sector operate in some of the world’s most remote and challenging locations.  They must add to the welfare of local communities whilst minimising environmental impact. 

Organisations need to work with local communities and governments to address:

  • Resource nationalism
  • Transparency and corruption
  • Strategic risk issues
  • Reclamation of sites

Safety is a further pressing matter in sustainability strategy for the industry. Companies in the sector must avoid tarnishing their reputation in the eyes of stakeholders and investors.

The regulatory and reporting environment for organisations in the sector is complex.   Large upfront investment and uncertain long-term outcomes contribute to the complexity and require good corporate governance, risk management and compliance.

Clean Energy

As producers in the energy value chain, there are increasing expectations for Oil & Gas and Utilities companies to demonstrate their commitment to Clean Energy.

Clean Energy reduces dependence on fossil fuels, and reduces pollution and waste from energy generation and consumption.  It includes power from renewable energy sources, energy efficiency, clean transport, products, processes and services that are designed to enable sustainable use of energy.

Wilbury Stratton engagement

We talk to mid-senior executives in the sector, including the C-suite, who are driving sustainability strategies for their businesses in addition to adopting a Clean Energy focus.

These individuals are responsible for functions including:

  • Corporate Affairs
  • Government Relations
  • Strategic Risk
  • HSE
  • Social Performance
  • Environment and Climate Change

The practice has a global reach, working on international mandates with colleagues in New York, Melbourne, Hong Kong and London.

Recent assignments include:

  • Vice President, European Union: FTSE 100 Diversified Mining Company
  • Senior Vice President, Group HSE:  Fortune 500 Energy Company
  • US Director, Social Performance and Communities:  FTSE 100 Diversified Mining Company

 

Click below to contact our specialist consultants in this practice.

energyandnaturalresources@wscl.com

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